Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Sippin' on Smoothies
Why is calcium good for the body? Where is it stored? Young chefs discover the importance of calcium and review a list of foods that are rich in the material. They then make delicious smoothies high in calcium! Teaching kids how to make a healthy snack gives them the tools they need to stay healthy for life!
1st - 5th Health
Getting the Most Nutrition from Your Food
Healthy eating is a habit that one can never start too early. Learners in grades five through seven, work through a series of activities and informational reading to understand how to make good food choices. You'll find a full downloadable lesson, reading passages, posters, and six web links to make this lesson great.
5th - 7th Health
The Food Guide Pyramid
Match foods with their appropriate food groups, identify low-fat substitutes for high-fat foods, keep a food diary to analyze, and write a paragraph about their eating habits. A variety of activities introduce young adults to nutrition and get them started on the road to a healthy eating pattern.
6th - 8th Health
Dietician - Nutritionist
There are so many different career opportunities in the health care field. Have learners explore what it takes to be a dietician or a nutritionist. They'll view a PowerPoint on each occupation and take mini-quizzes while they watch. A second day extension activity has learners making a high calorie foods more healthy by swapping normal ingredients for lower calorie ingredients.
7th - 8th Health
Lesson 2: Eating Out and Eating In (go lean with protein)
Youngsters explore the fat content found in many protein based food products, commonly purchased at fast food chains. They identify protein-based foods, their nutritional value, and then discuss how to eat healthy when eating at a restaurant.
5th - 7th Health
"Energy Plus!" from Together Counts is three days worth of lessons, discussions, and activities about nutrition. The materials help you teach youngsters about eating healthy and burning calories. Energy in and energy out. Included are information on nutrition labels and food groups, links to fact sheets, a worksheet, and the website for dietary guidelines.
3rd - 5th Health
Finding Calories of Food
Students calculate food item calories. In this nutrition and physical science lesson, students perform an experiment in which they burn a marshmallow under a can of water and record the amount of water, as well as the water temperature before and after the marshmallow burns.
4th - 6th Science
Wow! Review an entire semester of biology curriculum playing this Science Jeopardy game! The variety of topics is extremely broad, so you will need to review each question to find if they all apply to your course. As you find material that you did not cover, simply replace it with material that you did cover.
9th - 12th Science
MyPyramid for Kids
Students research human health by completing a worksheet in class. In this food group lesson plan, students read text which describes the different food groups, which foods belong to each and how to appropriately balance them in a day. Students complete a food pyramid worksheet by filling in foods into each blank slot.
1st - 3rd Science
Healthy vs. Non-healthy Foods
First graders read a story. In this healthy eating instructional activity, 1st graders read Gregory the Terrible Eater and discuss the food pyramid. Students use magazines to cut out pictures and create a healthy meal. Students use Kidspiration to classify foods into their pyramid.
Students are able to employ simple equipment and tools to gather data. They are able to understand how various foods contribute to health. Students are able to recognize foods that constitute a balanced meal. They understand that a variety of vitamins and minerals are needed to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
4th - 8th Science
2005 USDA Food Guide
In this food pyramid learning exercise, 4th graders will answer 6 multiple choice questions about the newest version of the food pyramid (released in 2005), compare and contrast the old and new food guide using a Venn diagram, write a brief comparison of the two guides, answer 6 short response questions, and respond to 3 short essay questions about healthy eating.